Brian Witherspoon, trained by Defranco himself, one of the fastest players in the nfl at the moment.Never completed a single power clean when trained by Defranco, oh he did the 40 in an official 4.29.
Don’t forget this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaJlUYo-gqY.
So maybe explosive squats can do the trick.[/quote]
Poliquin has trained a lot of american football players, Poliquin doesn’t give a lot of info about his clients, so I couldn’t possibly tell you if someone did the accumulation program. Poliquin has trained David Boston, who ran a 4.2 or lower at 260 lbs, he did a lot of olympic lifts. I’m not saying people can’t get faster without olympic lifts (of course they can), but if you want to turn it into a pissing match…Well, with all the things Defranco did, how can you possibly tell it was because of the explosive squats?
And this is turning into a whole other discussion, partly because of me, but the kid asked for good strength training protocols, so I gave him a few.
And to make my point, compare this:
With a power clean, you can’t afford to go slow. For the sake of pure explosion, power cleans require more explosiveness than DE squats, my opinion. If power cleans are absolutely required for an athlete? No, not necessary, but they can be helpful.